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JOHN ROBERTSON

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JOHN ROBERTSON Obituary
ROBERTSON John Willard Robertson Jr., 87, passed away July 10, 2012. He was born September 13, 1924 in Chattanooga, TN to John W. Robertson and Nola Smith Robertson. After his birth, he came home to Jacksonville. John is preceded in death by his wife of 52 years, Dorothy Dona Pirtle Dottie Robertson. He is survived by his son John Edward Eddie Robertson (Sally) and his daughter Julia Diane Dee Jackson, granddaughter Stacey Jackson and grandsons Corey Jackson and Jason Robertson. He is also survived by his sister Betty Jane Robertson, brother W. D. Dan Robertson, and several nieces and nephews. He has been a life long resident of Jacksonville, graduating from Landon High School in 1942. He entered the army in the summer of 1943 after nine months in Washington DC with the FBI. After basic training, he was shipped overseas and joined the 29th Division in England in preparation for D-Day. His unit was chosen for the first wave of the invasion on Omaha Beach in Normandy. He was wounded a week later in the Battle of St. Lo, and returned to France in a non-combat role in January 1945 for the duration of the war. He returned to Florida for discharge in January 1946 with the rank of Tech Sergeant. In March 1946 he began his career with the U.S. Postal Service that would last until his retirement in 1980 as Quality Control Officer. He was an active member of Southside Baptist Church, teaching in the preschool nursery with his wife for many years; a member of the Board of Deacons, and actively involved with United Community Outreach Ministry and Meals on Wheels. One of his favorite activities was being a member of the Men's Garden Club, and served as President for a two-year period. Being in the army overseas furthered his desire for traveling, and was privileged to share this passion with his family. He would later take his wife to Europe for the 40th and 50th anniversaries of D-Day. Most of all he loved his cottage in Black Mountain, NC. Funeral services will be held at 10am Friday, July 13, 2012 at Southside Baptist Church with Reverend Edward Lockamy officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church. The interment will follow at Greenlawn Cemetery with military honors. Memorial donations may be made to Southside Baptist Church. Arrangements entrusted to Greenlawn Funeral Home, 4300 Beach Blvd. Jax., FL 32207 (904) 396-2522. www.greenlawnjacksonville.com Please Sign the Guestbook @ Jacksonville.com
Published in the Florida Times-Union on July 12, 2012
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